新年快樂! 恭喜發財! These are the most popular greetings for the new year (click the links for pronunciation - These are in Cantonese - can’t find a video in my…
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Every time I visit my parents, prescription drug commercials barrage me. Since the average American watches 2+ hours of television, the whole nation is…
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I spent the last week skiing at Mont Tremblant, north of Montreal. My first time up there, and the first time in Quebec in probably over thirty years…
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December 2022

I've formulated a new strategy for life: have a selfish but abundant mindset. An abundance mindset is believing the world is a positive sum game. The…
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"Never think you're the smartest guy in the room... unless you're the smartest guy in the room" - Neal Caffrey I was thinking about the saying…
It's the end of the year, the time when you realize you have to get your annual doctors' appointments and not waste the insurance. I have two problems…
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That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is... What the Black Pearl…
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November 2022

I'm not a kind person. But I can be kind. I know this sounds contradictory, but I will attempt to explain. Whoever you are, you sacrifice so much more…
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In case you've been under a rock, or don't care about crypto, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has been in the news for allegedly committing fraud at FTX, a…
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I just finished my 3rd cohort as editor in Write Of Passage. I gave feedback on 227 essays in 5 weeks. People are amazed but it's not complicated. There…
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As soon as you finish a show, the next one starts. As soon as you finish a song, the next one starts. As soon as you finish a post, the next one starts…

October 2022

I don’t like wine. It’s sour, overpriced, and everyone has an (unwarranted) opinion on it. Frankly, I’d rather drink water. But I found myself in Napa…
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